Groups near and far benefit from Rotary art show

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ goal for its annual Fine Art in the Park fundraiser, scheduled May 18 and 19 in Lincoln Park, is to donate proceeds to local and international organizations.

One local recipient is Mentor Tutor Connection, launched by the Rotary Club in 1996. The nonprofit Mentor Tutor Connection oversees both mentoring and tutoring of students. Each year, more than 150 volunteers partner with 450 kids.

Assessor says recession is near but local economy still in gear


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A U.S. recession could hit as early as next year, yet locally, economic optimism abounds.

Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone discussed current trends and his reasons for optimism during an April 11 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos.

McKenzie eyed for dog park: LAH native pushes idea at Saturday meet-and-greet

Catherine Stansbury
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Catherine Stansbury plans to host a meet-and-greet Saturday to promote the idea of a fenced-in dog area at McKenzie Park.

Stalled in her previous efforts to establish a dog park at Lincoln Park in Los Altos, dog enthusiast and former Los Altos Hills resident Catherine Stansbury is now championing a fenced-in space for canines at McKenzie Park.

She is scheduled to host a meet-and-greet event to promote the idea 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the park, 707 Fremont Ave. in Los Altos.

Local peace advocates screen film on water rights

The Peninsula/Palo Alto branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has scheduled a screening of the documentary “Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water” 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Garden Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to the event organizers, in the richest nation on Earth and the wealthiest state in the nation, many people lack access to safe affordable water. The 2014 documentary shares stories of those who have suffered from such an assault on their health and dignity, and chronicles a grassroots movement that made the human right to water the law of the land in California.

LA Library revives Food for Fines program

Marlene Iwamoto
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Marlene Iwamoto, Los Altos community librarian, shows two barrels of donated food for Second Harvest Food Bank, collected through the library district’s Food for Fines program.

Due to last year’s success, the Santa Clara County Library District has brought back its Food for Fines program for the second year.

The program, offered through April at all of the district’s libraries – including the Los Altos main and Woodland branch libraries – waives the fines (up to $100) of those who donate nonperishable food items. The food will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Community Briefs - week of April 24

Homesteading Day comes to Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa has scheduled its second annual Homesteading Day 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

The family-friendly event will include presentations on sheep shearing, chicken care, scything and beer brewing.


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